The episode of LIS in question never bothered me. It was set in a small rural town-- such places still exist today, let alone in 1997.
But I do like it when movies and TV shows depict the future as somewhat futuristic. Unfortunately, that's pretty much gone out of fashion and the future usually looks more like the past-- I'm tired of spaceship interiors that look like factory basements. I saw a movie on Sciffy a couple of weeks ago that was set aboard an interstellar colonization vessel that was made up of dark corridors, metal gratings, big clanging doors and even manhole covers. It was completely ridiculous. One of the reasons SF interested me as a kid was the exotic, futuristic aspect-- nowadays they seem to go out of their way to look mundane. The reason Bladerunner
has "aged well" is that pop culture has, at best, been stagnant for thirty years. I'd rather see something like The Jetsons
or TOS than the gray, dismal stuff we've been getting lately.